The Productivity Enhancement Lab addresses the key factors for well productivity improvement through a wide range of research studies, including optimized acid stimulation strategies and enhanced oil recovery flood experiments. Equipment listed below:

Density Meter DMA 4100 M - Provides unparalleled ease of use and state-of-the-art digital density measurement.

density meter consists of small box-like machine with a screen and low row of buttons on left and a few buttons on right

Spinning Drop Tensiometer - Developed for the measurement of interfacial tension, surface tension, absorption rate and particularly applicable to values of interfacial tension below 1 mN/m and especially below 10-2 mN/m, as may occur when employing surfactants for enhanced oil recovery.

drop tensometer has small, thick rectangular base supporting two vertical metal cylinders, one upright apparatus in back left corner and smaller instruments in close right corner

Bohlin CS (Constant Stress) - Advanced and accurate rheometer for measuring rheological properties on a wide variety of materials, for example cement paste or materials such as oils or admixtures.

rheometer stands vertically with open base area and plate on bottom and descending instrument and controls at top supported by flat back panel

SP600 - A single-beam spectrophotometer. The instrument performs a self-test as soon as it is turned on, confirming proper operation and performance of all key components.

spectrophotometer consists of three inch thick base, curved on front, with small keyboard on left and small closed compartment on right

Drop Shape Analysis Apparatus - Used for the evaluation of drop shapes and provides the user with a universally applicable tool for determination of physical properties such as the interfacial tension and the contact angle but also for observation of heat- and mass transfer phenomena at elevated pressures and temperatures.

three devices shown: box-like device rising horizontally from table top next to a tall pole rising from base with wires and apparatus clamped to it connected to a device featuring a very thick base topped by keyboard and monitor

Coreflood System - A system that passes a fluid (gas or liquid) through a core sample at controlled pressure and temperature conditions and measures or monitors flow parameters. These systems are used for a wide variety of experimental research in the laboratory to develop, evaluate or prove concepts in the laboratory that will improve oil recovery and production in the field.

 coreflood system has several vertical metal cylinders in a row attached to a small horizontal one up on a shelf flanked by another apparatus and a fluid pump